Clasp dental prostheses are the most advanced and popular type of removable prosthetic in modern dentistry. Design consists of a metal arch, artificial teeth that are attached to a plastic basis, simulating the gum, and the locking elements in the form of hooks, clasps or crowns.
The main indication for partial dentures is absence of more than three teeth without support on the one side - so-called end defect. But this type of prosthesis may also be used to restore absence of 1 tooth. In addition, Prosthodontists in Alabama use clasp prostheses as splinting design that gives the immobility for teeth in case of parodontitis or periodontal disease and it also redistribute the load on the entire jaw. Prosthesis may be the solution to such diseases as bruxism and deep bite.